Tag Archives: DC

ratpag Talks Career-Killing (Something We’re Very Familiar With)

ratpag’s New Jersey correspondent doesn’t want you to live in a fantasy world where you blame your problems on everybody else [Editor’s note:  fantasy?].  Chances are, you’re doing something wrong [editor’s note:  that sounds like something you would say] .  Our friends … Continue reading

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Two More Reasons To Never Own A Car

Think transit blows?  Love the freedom that a car provides?  Too quirky or out-of-it to figure out how a subway map works?  Despite those reasons, you still should not own a car.  On top of that, the Washington Post and … Continue reading

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Let ratpag Be Your Official Source For High Speed Rail News

Worn out?  Tired of being pressured to sign in and pay for articles posted on the websites of established, respectable news organizations?  Let ratpag be the answer to your problems. Today we have a rundown of a few non-California high … Continue reading

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ratpag Pushes the Social-Decency Boundary; Lists Four Transit-Related Reasons to Have a Party

Get pumped for the work week! Your New Jersey correspondent was reading his morning newspaper and he came across this story from the Columbus Dispatch describing a party in Columbus, Ohio celebrating the opening of the Long Street overpass across I-71. … Continue reading

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Point-Counterpoint: Is the DC Metro Better than the NYC Subway?

ratpag was anonymously forwarded this article yesterday, posted by Mobility Lab, which listed 5 reasons the DC Metro is better than the NYC subway.  Now, ratpag is nothing if not a blind supporter for all forms of public and non-car transportation, including … Continue reading

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Silver Line: “Coming Soon”

While we suspect the following story was only produced so as to take advantage of ratpag’s policy on “producing at least one article every ninety (90) days” to receive health benefits, our DC correspondent finally decided to wake up and … Continue reading

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Please Quit Your Job and Travel (Link Dump)

ratpag is happy to present another installment of our known series, Link Dump, as it tackles a topic near and dear to ratpag’s heart:  quitting.  You see, ratpag isn’t big on putting its head down and doing something just because it … Continue reading

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Buses, Booze, Tech Startups, And Monkeys (In That Order)

If you live in the Boston-to-DC Northeast corridor, as most of ratpag does, you’ll understand our love of non-Greyhound buses. You see, traveling by car from DC to Boston costs about $67 in tolls Northbound, and only slightly less Southbound. … Continue reading

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Bike To Work Day (Or Death To Cars Day)

Did you know that today is bike to work day?  Did you bike to work?  No?  Well go home (via transit), drag your bike out of the basement, put some air in the tires, a little grease on the chain … Continue reading

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ratpag Celebrates National Train Day (One Day Early…We’re Off Tomorrow)

Tomorrow (May 10) is a big, big day here at ratpag.  So big that we’re definitely not working on said big day and, instead, writing about it one day early, thus fulfilling our obligations to the strenuous, unforgiving, 5-day-a-week writing schedule. … Continue reading

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